Ni`ihau Shell Workshops with Kele Kanahele

March 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – March 19, 2016 @ 2:00 am

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Just in time for Merrie Monarch, Kele Kanahele, master shell lei maker from the island of Ni‘ihau, returns to the Lyman Museum to teach this authentic art of Hawai‘i on:

Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. both days.

Kele will teach you how to create a beautiful necklace (lei) and earrings in the kipona style, using an assortment of off-white and yellow momi shells, and green, red, and pink kahelelani shells.  On either day you may learn how to make a 22-inch necklace ($300 for Museum members, $310 nonmembers) or a pair of earrings ($85 members, $95 nonmembers)—or more than one piece, as long as you sign up for specific pieces in advance.

Space is limited to 24 persons per day; only people who have registered can be permitted in the classroom.  Reservations must be made, pieces specified, and the workshop fee(s) paid by Thursday, March 17, to ensure your place and the availability of shells.  Learn to create these treasures of Ni‘ihau from a master!  For more information, please call 935-5021 ext. 101 or stop by the Museum’s Admissions desk.

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